Blind Dating (2007)
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James Keach's romantic comedy Blind Dating concerns a 22-year old blind man named Danny (Chris Pine). Though Danny refuses to let his visual deficiency keep him from enjoying every aspect of life, he does shy away from women. When his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas) discovers Danny is a virgin, he makes every effort to lift that burden from him. Although a series of dates goes very wrong in a number of ways, Danny eventually meets a nurse (Anjali Jay), who agrees to go out with him, although
May 11, 2007 Wide
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Pleasant but forgettable, it's destined to end up as little more than a minor footnote on Pine's megastar CV.
The chemistry between Leeza and Danny is the only saving grace of this messy film. It's almost as if the writers couldn't stand to just watch them sweetly fall in love.
Blind Dating also manages to be an incredibly muddled 95 minutes in which emotions are replaced by aggressive music cues to force the viewer to care for characters that are paper thin at best.
The whole thing ends with a jolly multicultural dance montage so gruesome that temporary blindness would be a blessed relief.
While Pine is superb in the lead role, almost everything else fails to convince in this vastly uneven, unfunny and only sporadically dramatic enterprise.
Small wonder this hard-to-swallow cocktail of bawdy comedy, cross-cultural romance and issue-of-the-week melodrama was left on the shelf for three years. The marketing people can't have had a clue what to do with it.
It's Pine that keeps the whole thing afloat, and he manages, astonishingly, to make even the clunkiest, cheesiest lines work, almost transforming the film's chocolate-box sentiments into something honest.
An uneven mixture of crude high jinks and sweet romance, this just about makes the grade thanks to its breezy geniality and Pine's charismatic performance as Danny.
Blind Dating is a flawed but essentially likeable romantic comedy that succeeds thanks to a charming performance by rising star Chris Pine.
This film wavers between a sweet rom-com, a gross-out romp and a drama about diversity. Thanks to a strong cast, these three elements work on their own, but struggle to make much sense together.
ambles along to no great effect but has a few chuckles along the way. No harm, no foul.
The fact that Blind Dating provides a relationship between two characters whom the audience desperately wants to see wind up together is ultimately all that matters.
Christopher Theo's script aims for American Pie raunch, which doesn't work in a watered-down PG-13 form.
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